Preservation and Library Deposit

Archiving refers to the long-term plan for digital preservation and backup of the journal content which extends beyond cessation of the journal or publisher’s activities. Proper archiving in scholarly publishing ensures that 21st century scholarship is preserved for future generations of researchers. University students have always played an active role in radical politics and critical developments in public thought. Their scholarship and activity in political economy is a crucial part of the formation of political economy as a political movement and academic discipline.

Digital preservation

The publisher maintains an agreement that the journal is hosted by the University of Sydney Library on the Open Sydney Journals service (this site!). This includes digital archiving services provided by the University Library.

As the journal is managed using Open Journals Systems, its contents are digitally preserved by the Public Knowledge Project’s LOCKSS Preservation Network, which will make the journal contents accessible following notification by the journal manager or a period of inactivity. LOCKSS (Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) is an open-source preservation software developed and supported by Stanford Libraries.

Cataloguing in Australian libraries

There are both Commonwealth and State statutory requirements for publishers to provide copies of their publications to particular public libraries ("legal deposit"). Such a process ensures that the Australian publication record is accurate and preserved. In accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), an electronic copy of the journal is deposited in the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The Library Act 1939 (NSW) requires deposit at the following libraries as well:

  1. University of Sydney Library,
  2. the NSW Parliamentary Library,
  3. the State Library of NSW.

Your work will be catalogued and discoverable on on the catalogues of these libraries and Trove.